Who Uses This Software?

Education, accelerated learning, presentations, storytelling, mental health, entrepreneurship, business development, individual use, knowledge management, insight generation and problem solving.

Average Ratings

9 reviews
  • Overall 4.5 / 5
  • Ease of Use 4.5 / 5
  • Customer Service 4.3 / 5
  • Features 4.5 / 5
  • Value for Money 4.6 / 5

Product Details

  • Starting Price US$9.17/month
  • Pricing Details Free local only version. Free public cloud (+ads). Premium private cloud.
  • Free Version Yes
  • Free Trial Yes
  • Deployment Installed - Mac
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - iOS Native
    Mobile - Android Native
  • Training In Person
    Live Online
    Webinars
    Documentation
  • Support Business Hours
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Gooisoft
  • https://www.thortspace.com
  • Founded 2012

About Thortspace

Collaborative 3d mind mapping that enables breakthrough thinking wherever and whenever it is most needed.

Thortspace Features

  • Brainstorming
  • Calendar Management
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Discussion Boards
  • Document Management
  • Project Management
  • Real Time Editing
  • Task Management
  • Version Control
  • Video Conferencing
  • Content Management
  • Content Moderation
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Event Management
  • Group Management
  • Ideation / Crowdsourcing
  • Member Directory
  • Membership Management
  • Social Media Management
  • Website Management
  • Data Source Integrations
  • Data Visualisation
  • Functions/Calculations
  • KPI Monitoring
  • Private Dashboards
  • Public Dashboards
  • Scorecards
  • Widgets
  • Analytics/Reporting
  • Content Management
  • Custom Dashboards
  • Filtered Views
  • OLAP
  • Relational Display
  • Simulation Models
  • Visual Discovery
  • Collaboration
  • Data Import / Export
  • Drag & Drop
  • Flowchart
  • Mind Map
  • Organisational Charting
  • Templates
  • Admissions Management
  • Alumni Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Curriculum Management
  • Faculty / Staff Management
  • Financial Aid Management
  • Fundraising Management
  • Housing Management
  • Scheduling
  • Student Information / Records
  • Student Portal
  • Activity/News Feed
  • Collaboration
  • Idea Ranking
  • Ideation
  • Mind Map
  • Status Tracking
  • Workflow Management
  • Collaboration
  • Discussion Threads
  • Engagement Monitoring
  • Evaluation Workflow
  • Feedback Management
  • Gamification
  • Idea Ranking
  • Ideation / Crowdsourcing
  • Polls / Voting
  • Trend Tracking
  • Cataloguing/Categorisation
  • Collaboration
  • Content Management
  • Decision Tree
  • Discussion Boards
  • Full Text Search
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Self Service Portal
  • Brainstorming
  • Flowchart
  • Presentation Tools
  • Project Planning
  • Publishing / Sharing
  • Templates
  • 3D Objects
  • Animations & Transitions
  • Audio Content
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customisable Templates
  • Media Library
  • Offline Editing
  • Offline Presenting
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Video Content
  • Collaboration
  • Database Creation
  • Document Creation
  • File Sharing
  • Notes Management
  • Office Suite
  • Presentation Tools
  • Project Management
  • Task Management
  • Team Chat
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Budget Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Customisable Templates
  • Gantt Charts
  • Idea Management
  • Kanban Board
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Resource Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Traditional Methodologies
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Dashboard
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Idea Management
  • KPIs
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Roadmapping
  • Scenario Planning
  • Scorecards

Thortspace Most Helpful Reviews

Cartoonish, but Poignant

Reviewed on 13/08/2019
Robert C.
Operations Manager
Computer Software, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: Overall the workflow creates organic structures that aid in understanding complex topics and provide context to attach details to in subjectively relevant locations that contribute to knowledge retention. It creates the most organic-looking results among mind-mapping tools that I've considered. Being required to break down content so atomically forces the user to distill information to its essential components and consider its emergent structure from there. I find complex topics grow organically like colonies of bacteria across sphere surfaces. Thortspace has become my primary tool for learning any important topic. I have created publicly view-able spheres on diverse topics including tax liens and deed investing, blockchain fundamentals, advanced Matlab and Simulink programming for control systems engineering, and a verse-wise study of the Book of Psalms. Several of those maps would span unwieldy acreage in any less succinct mind-mapping tool.

Pros: Thortspace is the only mind-mapping software available with any 3D capabilities. It's really 2 1/2 D, mapping everything on spheres instead of flat pages. But spheres can be chained together in 3D to create clouds of related topics. Sacrifices were made to enable the paradigm. All content must be broken down into sub-tweet-sized "thorts", shown as text-laiden bubbles. Thorts are then categorized and organized into groups which are sticky blobs of thorts that can be rotated, re positioned, and titled. Paths can then be used to relate thorts or groups, or spheres. Categories and path types are entirely user-configurable. I've one set I use for computer science, and an entirely different set I use for Bible study. Thortspace has a "do" mode that presents groups of thorts as a list of lists. Its...there. I've little use for it personally. I find it looses the positional and relational context the information is built with. The "explore" mode has all of the navigation tools "think" mode does, but is read-only. It's useful for freeform review of a sphere's information. Thortspace also has a "present" mode. I often use it to blow people's minds when they're expecting death by PowerPoint in the conservatory. It allows for views of spheres to be sequenced instead of slides.

Cons: The user interface was designed by the psychology department, not the usual software engineering folk. Controls are all present and functional, but not where a sane user would expect to find them, nor is everything entirely labeled sensibly. "Search" for example really acts more like "File", switching among and managing your inventory of spheres. It all makes sense if you're willing to adopt a certain level of psychosis. The image handling features need some streamlining, but they are functional if you're willing to wrestle them. Specifically Thortspace imports image files into its available catalog, and then allows thorts to be painted from its image pallet. Managing the pallet is not intuitive. Pasting an image from the clipboard directly to a thort is a glaringly missing feature.

Vendor Response

by Gooisoft on 04/09/2019

Thank you very much for reviewing Thortspace so thoroughly and both honestly and charitably.

We are working hard every day to make Thortspace better, and the encouragement of reviews like this make that task much more compelling.

What can you do with Thortspace?

Reviewed on 31/07/2019
Dasaratha R.
Professor
Higher Education, 5,001-10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: The software is easy to use, engaging, and looks good when shared in social media. The appearance of spheres on social media is a key factor that drives my use of Thortspace. The Thortspace team is responsive, and many ideas are shared by the user community.

Pros: It is a visually engaging software. I have experimented with many tools over the years, and use Thortspace for the following reasons: 1) the distinctive look of connected spheres, 2) how spheres look when shared on Facebook, Twitter etc., 3) support for multiple ways of categorizing same information, 4) selecting and organizing information into journeys for users. Unlike users who fill the sphere with many thorts, my preference is for a small number of thorts in a sphere. I like to include more text in groups rather than on individual thorts because it is more readable. I like to use Thortspace for storytelling. The point is that there are many ways to use Thortspace that are discovered over time. Thortspace user community on Facebook is a useful resource for discovering ways to use the software.

Cons: While I do not need bi-directional links for all uses, there are situations when I would have liked to have that functionality. I would like to be able to specify colors using codes rather than just selecting from a set of pre-defined colors. Finally, being able to edit thorts in web browser would be very useful in some applications that I would like to develop.

Vendor Response

by Gooisoft on 07/08/2019

Thank you very much for reviewing Thortspace mindmap mind mapping software. That is very helpful and kind of you.

Thortspace Multi Uses

Reviewed on 30/07/2019
Janet T.
Educator
Primary/Secondary Education, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: I started using Thortspace as I was looking for a mindmapping tool to use personally and in my work with children.
It is a platform full of wonderful surprises.

Pros: Thortspace is a great multi purpose platform. I have discovered lots of creative ways to use it including : creating space in my mind and feeling less overwhelmed by writing ideas in the thorts, typing in simple family menu plans created by my children, thus reducing family stress! dictating ideas for stories when out and about which allows for wider and deeper thinking working collaboratively on a book - chapters and random ideas shared presenting a talk about Growing Teenagers using the Journey facility
creating a story journey called Project Oak Leaf which had hyperlinks to a Youtube video and other relevant documents which I shared in a Primary School. The children loved the 3D display and the way the spheres could be linked together, in this more complex presentation.
mapping out a business start up idea for clarity and coordination capturing key points from shared conversations in a simple cluster The spheres can saved, published, shared and embedded into websites.

Cons: It takes time to get used to.
Fluency develops with practice.
It is best to begin with simple ideas and then build on the skills to create visually interesting and thortful arrays and stories.
There are short and simple training videos to assist

Vendor Response

by Gooisoft on 31/07/2019

Thank you very much for reviewing Thortspace ! :-)

An excellent mind map's tool

Reviewed on 09/10/2019
Grace B.
Senior Consultant
Oil & Energy, 10,001+ Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: In my company helps me train new employees in the marketing sector, allows me to build a 3D mapping of all the study modules I must teach, is very easy to use and helps understand complex projects to see a general mapping of these.

Pros: Thortspace is an excellent mind map's tool. It has large buttons and the cursor, allows you to easily arm and position the spheres. It is far superior to other mind mapping software. I like to be able to zoom in when I want the structural view to the global view to see the whole image and be able to study it better before any modification.

Cons: There's nothing I don't like, it's a very useful and intuitive software.

Mindmapping but different

Reviewed on 06/09/2019
Verified Reviewer
Owner
Management Consulting, Self Employed
Used the Software for: Free Trial
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Pros: I've used various versions of mind mapping before but Thortspace certainly is in a league of it's own. The interface initially feels a bit funny, specifically the large buttons and cursor, but then you kind of get hooked into creating new spheres and all. It certainly feels easier than your average Mindmapping tool.
If you don't mind not linking to your co-workers, it's free!
I can see how team collaboration would become really powerful this way.

Cons: The interface can feel a little dated and clunky
It would be great if the actions bit was integrated with some common tools such as Asana or Slack.
This would be incredibly powerful if the software could assist in fact finding based on the comments one puts in (not actually a lack but just a great future addition)

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